Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?

Comment Re:How do they fare in colder climates? (Score 1) 870 870

On the coldest day last year (sub 0F), my Volt had about 25 miles range. In the spring, with mild temperatures, I can get 40 miles. In the summer, with temps up to 100F, I get about 35-37 miles. It drives fantastic on the snow, as the batteries provide even weight distribution and a low center of gravity.

I am never concerned about range, as I have a tank of gas as backup. I try to avoid using gas, not only to be green, but I am a cheap bastard and do not want to spend 3 the fuel cost for gas.

Comment Re:Risk vs. Reward (Score 1) 227 227

That is why I do it on my tablet and not my phone. Worse case scenario, I have to restore a backup from the week before. The day I give notice is the day I remove the corporate software. The convenience of using the tablet over having to boot up the work laptop all the time outweighs the minor convenience.

Comment Re:Risk vs. Reward (Score 1) 227 227

Yeah, exactly. My employer has policies regarding using personal devices for work: Namely password protect, don't root, and agree to remote wipe.

You cannot use your work laptop for personal use, but as long as it does not affect your productivity, then you can use your own device at work for personal use.

Comment Re:Using Linux would prevent these Cisco mishaps! (Score 2) 112 112

Get with the times, the Big Iron Networking gear (like usead at Google and Facebook) are switches running Linux.

Comment Processor Architecture (Score 5, Interesting) 383 383

Several years ago, you were employed by Transmeta designing the Crusoe processor. I understand you are quite knowledgeable about cpu architecture. What are your thoughts on the Current Intel and AMD x86 CPUs particularly in comparison with ARM and IBM's Power8 CPUs? Where do you see the advantages of each one?

Comment Re:Laptops (Score 1) 383 383

Really? Let's ignore the fact taht just about any modern laptop will support Linux with maybe needing to download some Video drivers (or with Optimus, changing a setting in BIOS to disable the dual Optimus setting)

Not as many Windows laptops, but plenty out there.

Comment Re:What is being missed... is the $2 million part. (Score 5, Insightful) 456 456

And what do you do if a part dies? Where are you going to get parts for something that has not been manufactured for 20+ years?

Obviously it needs to be replaced just so you can have something that can be repaired. The $2mil probably includes upgrading a large part of the HVAC system. If you have a 20+ year old computer controlling the HVAC, then you probably have a 20+ old HVAC.

Comment Re:This works 100% (Score 1) 260 260

At +- 100-200 Calories( really kilocalories)and less than 2000, preferably less than 1800 (at normal activity levels), Insulin levels play a bigger role than total calories. Insulin is a hormone and in addition to promoting cells to burn glucose, at high level it promotes cells to convert glucose to fat.

There is a decided link to promoting eating more sugar and starch and the US population turning fat.

Comment Re:Article doesn't answer two biggest questions (Score 5, Informative) 108 108

I have had a Zenfone2 for over a month now. I am at about 50% after 16 hours with moderate usage- checking email connected to Zenwatch, streaming music for a few hours, and checking a few websites through out the day, and play a few games.

Everything feels smooth and no lag anywhere. While I have heard of some folks with applications not working on an Atom, I have not experienced any issues. Hulu, Netflix, Youtube all play smooth and cast to my Chromecast fine. Games play fantastic.

Overall it has been a very nice phone and I am more pleased with it than my prior Nexus 5.

Comment Re:"Full responsibilty?" (Score 2) 334 334

Originally dance cards were small booklets for women to record the names of men they intend to dance with.

During WWII, Women would record the names of the men they danced with at USO dances. Saying your dance card was full was any easy way to avoid someone particular.

Comment Re:Cherry MX switches (Score 1) 452 452

I have a Razer Blackwidoe Stealth, that uses the Cherry Brown switches at home and a KBtalking that uses Cherry Brown at work. I like having a backlight at home, and bluetooth wireless at work is nice for when I grab the notebook to go to a meeting and not mess with a bunch of cords.

Getting one that uses O-rings sounds like a nice addition, as I still get a bit of a clack with plastic hitting plastic.

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long